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Neurosurgery: what makes us different?

Our experience

  • In 2015 we performed nearly 400 surgeries.
  • Our department has been designated by the Ministry of Health as reference department in Spain (CSUR) for the treatment of refractory epilepsy, hereditary paraplegia and ataxia, as well as for complex neurosurgery.

Minimally invasive surgery

  • We are pioneers in minimally invasive surgery used in neurosurgery. In the early 1990s, Dr Ferrer, the head of the department, introduced the use of cerebral endoscopy in Spain. As a result, our patients recover faster, postoperative procedures are much more comfortable and potential after-effects are minimised.
  • We practice neuronavigation-assisted microsurgery. On the patient's MRI we can see where we are operating.

Our ability to innovate

  • We are pioneers in the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS), which consists of implanting a device that sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain in order to treat dystonia or movement disorders.
  • We use neurophysiological monitoring systems throughout the operation, and a physiologist monitors and records the data in real time. This is a ground-breaking way for surgeons to react quickly to any situation, thus providing greater safety for our children  .
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